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Old 10-22-2007, 05:22 PM   #11
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Well I did google, and yeah mine looks alot like most of them. Dang It!!!
I don't seem to have any of the other symptoms though. But I will heed all of your advice and be at my doctors promptly at 9:00am!
Thanks all!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. I do have a Dr.'s appointment tomorrow. I just worried that there will be the word's "We'll have to cut that out." uttered. But from the sounds of it, I will just need to take some antibiotics. That I can live with.
Hey Buck, how long did it take for yours to go away?
The bite itself was just a red spot about an inch or so in diameter. It faded away in a week or so. The kidney function thing lasted considerably longer, incurred major medical expense, and finally ended up healing itself. The kidney specialist I'd been seeing was at a loss to explain what had happened but he wasn't so flummoxed that he forgot to bill me.

I don't think you have to worry about anybody cutting on you.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:26 PM   #13
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Those can be very nasty bites. Not all people will experience necrotic tissue damage, but it is a distinct possibility. As with any poison, your individual physiology will determine how severe your reaction is. It can be as simple as swelling with a hardening or blistering of the skin or as severe as deep necrotic lesions and even nervous central disorders.

They don’t cut away the tissue any more since it hasn’t been proven to help healing, but they do give antibiotics to help avoid infection. If the wound hasn’t become necrotic within 4 days, it typically does not. A friend of mine got bit, and she suffered necrosis of the skin that led to a small ulcer about the size of a nickel (but I’ve heard of far worse....it depends on how your system reacts to the poison). There isn’t much to be done about the necrosis, but antibiotics help to avoid infection.

But, you have an appointment with the Doctor, so that’s a good start!
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:27 PM   #14
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I'm real sorry Renee. On the bright side, it could be a regular spider bite that is particularly nasty. Anyway, that's what I'm hoping for you. Be sure and let us know.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:29 PM   #15
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You all Rock!!!! Thanks for your words of concern and experience. I feel a little less nervous about it now.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:32 PM   #16
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I think the guy I knew with the "butt bite" was trying to tough it out and waited too long. This was about 5 years ago. My friend who was bitten on her wedding night a few months ago went pretty quickly and just needed antibiotics. So as the others have said, you shouldn't need anything too drastic since you are getting it taken care of quickly.

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Old 10-22-2007, 05:47 PM   #17
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I just bumped into a web site done by an MD that has come up with a way to stop and reverse the Brown Recluse spider bite (according to his 10+ years of doing this). He uses a nitroglycerin patch. Iíve read on a few other sites that they used this technique as well, and it works. If it is a BR bite, ask your Doctor about this!

Here's the Doctor's Site.

And here is the Google search on using the patch. Thre are several cases reported that the patch works.
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Don's aunt was bitten by a brown recluse when she lived in Florida.
Her arm was so bad she had to have skin grafts done.
Let's just hope yours wasn't a brown recluse Renee.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:58 PM   #19
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I just bumped into a web site done by an MD that has come up with a way to stop and reverse the Brown Recluse spider bite (according to his 10+ years of doing this). He uses a nitroglycerin patch. Iíve read on a few other sites that they used this technique as well, and it works. If it is a BR bite, ask your Doctor about this!

Here's the Doctor's Site.

And here is the Google search on using the patch. Thre are several cases reported that the patch works.
Thanks Keltin! I will ask her about it.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:23 PM   #20
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Yes,go to the doctor to make sure.I once got a spider bite that was so bad I could have sworn it was a Brown Recluse it turned out to just a really really bad spider bite.I had no idea they can get this bad.
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